MOH Co-Founder Cathy Varunok, Dazzles Salon Owner Rosemarie Haines, MOH Exec Director Pari Forood
Dazzle’s Salon, Route 9, Fishkill, presents Cathy Varunok, Co-Founder, Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation with a check for $450 which they collected from donations and in-store promotions during October, Breast Cancer Awareness month. They are standing in front of a breast cancer/Miles of Hope display created by the store.
From left to right: Dazzles Salon Stylists: Danny Lowney, Kristiana Tutulli, Flora Saverino, Rosemarie Haines (owner of Dazzles), Dawn Kane, Holly Schneeberger and Michelle Gewat
From left to right: Jennifer Italiano and Shelby Byron from Salon Verve; Miles of Hope Co-Founder Dana Effron
Salon Verve ‘s Jennifer Italiano and Shelby Byron presented Miles of Hope Co-Founder Dana Effron with a check for $1200 from proceeds of the promotion they ran during October, Breast Cancer Awareness month, 2009.
Salon Verve located on Rt. 82 in Hopewell Junction, conducted a cut-a-thon on October 11, and donated all proceeds to Miles of Hope.
Miles of Hope is a non-profit foundation with a mission to fund support services for people affected by breast cancer in the 8 counties of the Hudson Valley.
Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation would like to recognize one of our own heroes, a tireless volunteer and warrior in her fight against breast cancer.
Margaret De Sa passed away on November 1, 2009, with her family by her bedside after a long and arduous battle with breast cancer. We honored her at the Goals for Hope women’s soccer tournament in 2006. Every year, without fail, she worked on the Goals Committee and ran the concession stand at the tournament with her family.
To say we will miss her is a grand understatement.
To say we were touched however briefly by her generosity and kindness and humor would be telling the whole truth, even though it would make Margaret blush with humility.
Left to right: Pari Forood - Exec. Dir. Miles of Hope; Mellissa Junge - Co-Chairman, PWSPSL Tournament; Tina Porter- President, and Co-Chairman PWSPSL Tournament; Cathy Varunok, Co-Founder Miles of Hope; Dana Effron Co-Founder Miles of Hope
The Poughkeepsie Women’s Slow Pitch Softball League October Tournament in honor of the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation raised over $3500 for support programs for people affected by breast cancer in ALL 8 counties of the Hudson Valley.
The tournament, held every year the first weekend in October brings in teams from all over the Hudson Valley to compete.
“We play from the heart for our colleagues, friends and sisters who are affected by breast cancer,” explained Tina Porter, President of the League and Co-Chairman of the Tournament.
“This year we had 20 teams involved and the competition was stiff.” The Bombers of Ulster County won the two day event.
“This is the second year the PWSPSL has run this tournament in our honor and we are so grateful,” Cathy Varunok, Co-Founder of Miles of Hope said. “We emphasize a healthy life style and exercise at Miles of Hope and what could exemplify that more than softball.”
The event was held at the Robinson Lane Fields in Wappingers Falls which were donated by the town.
Miles of Hope sponsors 5 events each year highlighting the benefits of exercise and good health: Hoops for Hope Basketball Tournament, Family Fun Run, Goals for Hope Women’s Soccer Tournament, Community Walk for Breast Cancer, and the Softball Tournament.
Pari Forood, Exec Dir. Miles of Hope, Theresa Dioguardi, Cathy Varunok, Co-Founder Miles of Hope, Dana Effron, Co-Founder Miles of Hope
Theresa Dioguardi, a teacher at the George Fisher Middle School in Carmel, N.Y. raised money during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, at her Spinning Classes at the Somers Sports and Fitness Center in Somers, NY for the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.
Miles of Hope funds support programs for people affected by breast cancer in ALL 8 counties of the Hudson Valley.
“I wanted to do something to recognize all of the people I know who are affected by this disease,” Ms. Dioguardi explained. “So I decided to use my Spin Classes as a fundraiser.”
Ms. Dioguardi raised over $1300 from members of the gym who donated to Miles of Hope.
“We want to thank Theresa and her Supervisor at Somers Sports and Fitness, Carla Braca, for having this fundraiser for us. All over the Hudson Valley, small businesses contacted us to ask if they could raise money during October for the Foundation and we are honored and humbled by this support,” said Dana Effron, Co-Founder of Miles of Hope.